Council Leader Cllr Ian Gillies Celebrates York's Winning Rugby World Cup Bid

York’s new Community Stadium will host both semi-finals of the 2021 Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

The women’s tournament runs alongside the main 2021 World cup in October and November of that year and York is now poised to play a leading role in what will be a nationwide spectacle, with venues for all the World cup matches- men’s women’s and wheelchair- taking place in venues across the country.

York has also bid to accommodate and provide training bases for World cup teams- both men and women- which organisers say will be decided in the next few months.

Cllr. Ian Gillies, Leader of the City of York Council said: “This is a fantastic result for the team that put the city’s bid together and a world class sporting event in York will be wonderful for the city.  Women’s rugby has come a long way and has some really accomplished players, it’s got all the excitement of the men’s game and I’m sure it will be an inspiration to all of our school-aged teams.”